Recall: Christmas Candles Recalled by Fashion Bug

December 22, 1999
Release # 00-040
Company Phone Number: (800) 478-2957
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052

CPSC, Fashion Bug Announce Recall of Christmas Candles

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fashion Bug, of Bensalem, Pa., is recalling about 6,300 gold-colored candles. The gold coating on these candles can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Fashion Bug received a report from a consumer that the gold coating on one of these candles ignited. No injuries or property damage were reported.

These gold-colored candles come in the shape of a Christmas tree or cherubs. The tree candle is about 7 inches high, and packaged in a cellophane wrapper. A label on the bottom reads, "Made in China." The cherub candle is about 3 inches high, sold in pairs and packaged in a red box with a gold-colored lid.

Fashion Bug and Fashion Bug Plus stores nationwide sold the candles from November 1999 through December 1999 for about $4.

Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and return them to any Fashion Bug store for a refund. For more information, call Fashion Bug at (800) 478-2957 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Candles